Thomas Ice, Sr was born January 11, 1808 in W. Va, and died January 24, 1896 in Clinton, KS. He married Sarah E. Watson November 11, 1831 in West Virginia. She was born October 17, 1807 in W. Va, and died April 15, 1900 in Clinton, KS. He married Sarah E Watson November 17, 1831.
Photo found on the subscription service ancestry.com
When Tom Sr. moved his family deeper into southern territory, they settled near Hightown, Virginia in a small place called Crabbottom. Their neighbors were a family named the Folks. The men were away fighting in the Civil war. Thomas Ice Jr helped the family of 5 girls being taken care of by the oldest girl age 11. He and his siblings helped with the farming and farm chores. Eliza the middle girl was to become his wife. The head of this family, Adam, born 1805, died during the Civil war. His wife Mary Margaret White died at age 33 shortly after the birth of thier 6th child in 1850. The children born of this union are: William, born 1838, died at the age of 12 from wounds of the war Nellie born 1841, at the tender age of 11 was left in charge of the family of 5 grils Sue, born 1843, was just 7 when her mother died Eliza, born 1843, was just 5 at this time Mary, only two was born in 1848; Catherine was born in 1850
Thomas Ice soon learned the fate of his neighbors and did all he could to ease their burden. Eliza at age 20 became his wife, sisters Mary and Catherine married and moved away. Nellie and Sue never married but lived with Tom and Eliza helping out with the growing Ice family.
Tom was a small man, only 5 feet tall weighing about 120 pounds. He always wore a large chin beard to cover the knife wound scars he suffered at the hands of the Union soldiers. In later years his beard was white, how ever he chewed tobacco most of his life so it became stained from spit. He was a champion checker player.
Tom and Eliza had 10 children. They moved from Virginia to Kansas in 1870, settling in Douglas County in the Stull area. They were typical early day pioneers.
Thomas Hart Benton Everson was born December 28, 1840 and died in Calhoun County WV March 9, 1909. He married Ruth Ice. Ruth, a daughter ofA discrepancy is noted in passing - - Don Norman lists the father of Ruth Ice as Daniel Ice, while the Rootsweb.ancestry.com site lists Thomas Ice as the father (as does Victor Starcher). An image of the actual death record of Ruth Ice Everson is available online AT THIS LINK, indicating the date of her death as July 13, 1929, aged 86 years, 4 months, and 10 days. Her parents were listed as Thomas Ice and Elizabeth Watson, information given by John Everson.
Daniel Ice, was born March 10, 1843.
Children of Thomas Hart Benton and Ruth (Ice) Everson.
2. (1). Melissa b.Jan 15 1878 d.Feb 17 1939
m. Francis Marion Wilmoth Mar 20 1897
3. (2). John b.Oct 1870
m. Mary D. --------
4. (3). E. Asa "Ace"
b.May 13 1880 d.Jul 30 1901(Believed to be in error)
m. Zilla A. -----
5. (4). Gilbert b.Feb 1883
6. (5). Bertie
m. ------ Price
7. (6). Sarah
8. (7). Thomas Watson
There is a genealogy of Thomas H.B. Everson on the subscription service ancestry.com indicating the parents of T.H.B. Everson to be Eli Everson and Sarah Elizabeth Sally Dunn. |
An excerpt from the book, "Union and Confederate Soldiers and Sympathizers of Barbour County, West Virginia," by John W. Shaffer, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore Maryland, 2005, includes the following notation:
EVERSON, Thomas Hart Benton Enlisted Co. C, 3rd Va. State Line; re-enlisted Co. D, 19th Va. Cav. 3-8-63; transf to Co. B, 20th Va. Cav. 3/17/63; on rolls to 10-31-64. Farmer; $1,000/200 (parents); b. Fayette Co., Pa. 1840; came to Barbor 1850's from Harrison Co., W.Va; m. Ruth Ice 1865; moved to Calhoun Co., W.Va. after 1880 where d. 1909. Son of Eli and Elisabeth (Dunn) Everson; Father b. Westmoreland Co., Pa., settled Harrison Co. 1848, then Barbour 1850's; grandson of Nathaniel and Elisabeth (Nash) Everson of Chester Co., Pa.Thomas Hart Benton Everson is mentioned in the document "Some Civil War Soldiers of Calhoun County".
EVERSON, Thomas H. B., (E.), Co. C, Virginia State Line. Private Co. D, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born 28 Dec. 1840. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 8 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Served in Co. B, 20th Virginia Cavalry. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated 25 July 1863. Present 1 Nov. 1863-31 Aug. 1864 (dated 6 Jan 1865). Clothing issued 31 Mar. 1864. Present 1 Sep. 1864-31 Oct. 1864 (dated 30 Dec. 1864), entitled to $100 bond. Died 9 Mar. 1908. Buried Sturm Cemetery, Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.His death record is online AT THIS LINK, indicating date of death as March 9, 1909, aged 68 years, 2 months, 11 days.
Eli and Elisabeth Everson, parents of Thomas H.B. Everson (3-great grandparentes of this writer). Photograph taken from the subscription service ancestry.com
Eli Everson, age 52The 1870 Federal census for Philippi Township, Barbour Co WV, available at the subscription service ancestry.com, includes the following information for the Thomas Everson Family:
Elizabeth Everson, age 40
Charles N. Everson, age 21
Thomas H. Everson, age 19
Mary J. Everson age, 17
William D. Everson, age 15
Eliza J. Everson, age 13
David C. Everson, age 11
Lewis ? Everson, age 8
Martha E. Everson, age 6
Lucinda A. Everson, age 3
James B. Everson, age 1
Thomas H.B. Everson, age 29, born in PennsylvaniaThe 1880 Federal census for Philippi District, Barbour County WV, available at the subscription service ancestry.com, includes the following listing for the Thomas Everson family:
Ruth Everson, wife, age 27
Sarah E. Everson, age 3
Birdie J. Everson, age 2
Thomas B. Everson, age 39Birth records indicate...
Ruth Everson, age 37, wife
Sarah E. Everson, age 13, daughter
Bertie J. Everson, age 12, daughter
John N. Everson, age 9, son
Thomas W. Everson, age 7, son
Asa E. Everson, age 5, son
Priscilla M. Everson, age 2, daughter
Aquilla A. Everson, age 1/12, son
John Wilmoth, age 21, servant
Of note, the Everson family is listed on the original document adjacent several Wilmoth families, including Riley and Margaret Wilmoth (see below). An image of the actual census record is avaiable AT THIS LINK.
Priscilla Everson, b. January 15, 1877, daughter of Thomas H.B. Everson and Ruth Everson. Image AT THIS LINK.The 1900 Calhoun County WV census includes the family of Thomas H.B. and Ruth Everson, available online AT THIS LINK.
Aquilla Everson, b. 9/18/1880, daughter of Thomas H.B. Everson and Melissa Everson. This is thought to be in error. The mother's name on the next line down on this record is Ruth.
Gilbert Everson, b. 1883, son of Thomas H.B. and Ruth Everson, record AT THIS LINK.
The 1910 Federal census for Calhoun County WV, available at the subscription service ancestry.com, lists...EVERSON, 35-36 Thomas H. B...Head...WM...Dec 1840...59...md 34 yrs...Farmer...PA PA PA Ruth...Wife...WF...Mar 1842...58...8/8...WV WV PA Watson...Son...WM...Feb 1873...27...Farm Laborer...WV PA WV Equilla A...Son...WM...May 1880...20...Farm Laborer...WV PA WV Gilbert F...Son...WM...Feb 1883...17...Farm Laborer...WV PA WV DUVALL, Icie M...Gr-dau...WF...Sep 1888...11...OH WV WV NITZ, Dee...Svt...WM...Feb 1880...20...Farm Laborer...WV PRU WV
Ruth Everson, head, widow, age 67.The 1920 Federal census for Lee District, Calhoun County WV, available at the subscription service ancestry.com, lists...
Ruth Everson, head of houshold, widow, age 76Of note, on both the above census records, the information for Ruth Everson is recorded on the form adjacent to the listing for Thomas W. "Watt" Everson, a son of Ruth Ice Everson, suggesting that Ruth and her son Thomas "Watt" Everson lived very close by to one another.
Benton R. Wilmoth, grandson, age 15, living with Ruth Everson
Bertie Everson, daughter of Thomas H. and Ruth Ice Everson, was born March 1868 (Note: Her death record indicates she died 7/3/1948 at age 80 years, 3 months, 22 days, which would put her birth in March 1868). She married John Duvall. John Duvall is indicated as the father of their daughter Icie Mae Duvall on the death record of Icie Mae Starcher, AT THIS LINK.
Marriage records available online AT THIS LINK document the marriage on November 25, 1887 in Calhoun County WV of John W. Duvall, age 35, occupation clerk, born in Belmont County Ohio, son of Gustav.. W. Duvall and Rosanna Duvall to Berta Jane Everson, age 20, daughter of Thomas H.B. Everson. (Note that this marriage is incorrectly indexed at the WV Vital Records website as John W Dewall and Berta June Everson). A reformatted image of this record is available AT THIS LINK.
Marriage records found on the subscription service ancesty.com include the following: Duvall, Gustivus W. married to Woodburn, Rosanna 26 Sept 1841, Belmont County Ohio. No other record of this couple has been found by this writer. These names do match the names of the parents of John W. Duval as noted on the marriage record noted above.
Bertie was 20 when she gave birth to Icie on September 7, 1888. No record of any other child produced by this couple has been found. Victor Starcher indicates that Icie was the only child of John Duvall and Bertie Everson. Her death record indicates Icie's place of birth as Ritchie County, while the 1900 Federal census lists her place of birth as Ohio.
The marriage of John W. Duvall (DeVaul) and Bertie Everson ended sometime prior to 1895.
In regards to John W. Duvall (DeVaul)...
...he was reported to have been born in Belmont County Ohio. The 1880 Census records for Martins Ferry, Belmont County Ohio, includes the following listing:
Sarena Archibold, age 40, widow, born in Maryland, mother and father born in GermanyIt is not known if this is the same John W. Duvall.
Marriage records at the West Virginia Archives document the marriage in Wetzel County WV, October 11, 1902 of John W. DeVaul, born in Belmont Co. Ohio, current residence Wetzel county, to Wilmina Noland, born in Monroe Co. Ohio. (Note: the spelling of the last name begins to vary from Duvall to DeVaul). To this union was born Blanche DeVaul in 1903 and Irene DeVaul in 1905.
Of particular note, the obituary of Icie May Duvall Starcher lists sisters (would all have been half-sisters), including Irene Duvall of Michigan and Mrs. Blanch Sharp of New Martisville.
Irene DeVaul was born 14 Jul, 1905. Marriage records at the WV Archive indicates her marriage 14 December 1920 to James William Burrough. To this union were born James R Burrough and William E. Burrough. The 1930 census for Wetzel County WV indicates Irene I Burroughs, divorced, living in the home of her mother Wilamina Devaul, with sons James R. Burroughs and Billie E. Burroughs.
Blanche DeVaul is known to have married Richard Wilbur Custer in 1920. To this union were born George Howard Custer and Helen Custer. Blanche DeVaul Custer married Arlie Glen Sharp in 1948. Blanche Mae DeVaul Sharp died April 19, 1986 in New Martinsville WV. Her obituary indicates parents at John W. and Wilmina Teamon DeVaul. The 1910 Federal Census for Wetzel Co WV indicates Mina Noland as a widow, head of the household which includes sons Albert, Frank and Sherman Noland, daughter (son?) Marion Noland, and daughters Blanche and Irene Devaul. This would be evidence that perhaps John W. DeVaul died between 1906 and 1910.
Douments regarding John W. Duvall (DeVaul) are collected AT THIS LINK.
Bertie married William P. Price on August 11, 1895. An image of the marriage record is online AT THIS LINK. Bertie was 27, William was 41. Bertie was noted on this record as divorced, William was noted as a widower. The father of William P. Price was noted as William Bethany Price. Both William P. and Bertie were noted to have been born in Barbour County.
William P. Price's first wife was Catherine A. Booth. They were married May 7, 1878 in Barbour County WV. William was 25, Catherine was 21. An image of this marriage record is available AT THIS LINK.
Douments regarding John W. Duvall (DeVaul) are collected AT THIS LINK.
William Price, age 27The 1900 Calhoun County Federal Census has the following listing for the Price household:
Catherine Price, age 23
Joseph Henry, age 18, servant
George W. Price, boarder, age 29, physician
Of note, birth records for Burnard, Stella, Gracie, and Sarah indicate the mother to be Catherine A. Booth. The birth record of Melva Ruth indicates Bertie as her mother. No record of birth of Ross A. has been found (Note: this is Rosa A. Price); of note, her date of birth is given on the census as May 1896, nine months after the marriage of William P. and Bertie Price. As noted above, Victor Starcher, grandson of Bertie Duvall Price, noted that Bertie and William Price had five daughters together, and noted that there were four children by William Price's first marriage.PRICE, 152-154 William P...Head...WM...Oct 1851...48...md 4 yrs...Farmer...WV WV WV Bertie J...Wife...WF...Mar 1868...32...3/3...WV WV WV Bernard H...Son...WM...Sep 1880...19...Farm Laborer...WV WV WV Stella B...Dau...WF...Nov 1883...16...WV WV WV Gracie M...Dau...WF...Aug 1886...13...WV WV WV Sarah E...Dau...WF...Jul 1889...10...WV WV WV Ross A...Dau...WF...May 1896...4...WV WV WV Melva R...Dau...WF...Sep 1898...1...WV WV WV
This would seem to be evidence that the five daughters of William P. and Bertie Price were Rosa A., Melva (Melvy) R, Willa P., Bertha J., and Dora E.
William P. Price, head, age (?), married 14 yrs
Bertie Price, age (?), married 14 yrs, mother of 6 children, 6 children living
Rosa A. Price, age 13
Melvy R. Price, age 11
Willa P. Price, age 8
Bertha J. Price, age 6
Dora E. Price, age 4
The 1920 census indicates...|
William R. Price, head, age 67The 1930 census indicates...
Bertie Price, head, age 62
Obituary from The Calhoun Chronicle, July 23, 1948
Mrs. Bertie J. Price, age 80, of Letherbark, died at her home Friday evening July 2, after an extended illness of about two years.
Mrs. Price was a daughter of the late Thomas H. Benton Everson and wife Ruth Ice Everson and was born in Barbour county, March 11, 1868.
In her early teens she was baptized and received into the Mouse run Christian church in Barbour county. Later the family moved to Calhoun county and she with other members of her family brought letters from their home church in Barbour and became charter members of the early Millstone church of Christ still claiming her home in that church the remainder of her life.
In 1887 she was united in marriage to John Duvall. To this union one child was born, Icy Duvall.
Having been widowed later she was again married. This time in 1895 to W. P. Price, who had also lost his companion. To this union five daughters were born, as follows:
Rosa Ada Price, Melva Ruth Price, Willa Pearl Price, Bertha Jane Price, and Dora Ellen Price.
Her husband, W. P. Price, "Uncle Bill" as he was known, also their daughter, Mrs. Bertha J. Price Hall preceded her in death.
Those left to mourn her passing are five daughters as follows:
Mrs. Icy Duvall Starcher, Daniels Run; Mrs. Rosa Price Minney, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Melva Price Wagoner, Letherbark; Mrs. Pearl Price Laughlin, Beech; Mrs. Dora Price Carpenter, Letherbark. One step son and three step daughters, B. H. Price, Letherbark; Mrs. Stella Price Wilson, Letherbark; Mrs. Gracie Price Wallbrown, Letherbark; Mrs. Betty Price Rice, Holloway, O. Thirty-four grandchildren, eighteen step-grandchildren and a large number of great-grandchildren.
One sister and three brothers survive: Mrs. Sarah Workman, Rosedale; John Everson, Belpre, Ohio; T.W. Everson, Millstone: Gilbert Everson, Barberton, Ohio; and many other relatives and friends.
Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Aunt Bertie as she was livingly known among her many friends, was a loyal companion, a devoted mother and a good grandmother. The step-grandchildren as well as her own grandchildren all say.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 from the Liberty Hill school, Monday with minister Leroy Miller of the Church of Christ officiating. She was lain to rest beside her last husband, Wm. P. Price in the cemetery near by. Stump Funeral home of Grantsville in charge.